HomeSONOS SEAMLESSLY MELDS TRADITIONAL WITH ORIGINAL ON THE HOLIDAY ALBUM "DECEMBER SONGS"

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Los Angeles cutting-edge vocal collective Sonos deliver December Songs on November 9 in the U.S. via an iTunes excusive through bigHelium. Physical copies of the album will be available on November 9 through Amazon and CD Baby, via Super D at local indie stores and on tour beginning in November. The digital release goes wide through all retailers November 23.

From the opening moments of “Ave Maria,” the soaring vocals of Rachel Bearer, Ben McLain, Chris Harrison, Jessica Freedman, Paul Peglar and Katharine Anne Hoye conjure a magical make-over of the ‘holiday’ genre, defying all expectations.

December Songs transcends season with imaginative original compositions sure to become instant classics (“Come December,” “Home”) alongside innovative arrangements of Christmas favorites (“Greensleeves” and “O Holy Night”).

“Inventive, joyful a cappella that reaffirms the power of the human voice”
-- Chris Douridas, KCRW-FM

“Prepare to be stunned by these white winter hymnals”
-- Paul Lester, The Guardian UK

“A gorgeous record, any month of the year”
-- Craig Armstrong

Emerging last fall from the college a cappella scene, Sonos turned the genre on its head with bold interpretations of 21st century classics. On their Verve debut SonoSings, the vocal group reinvented Radiohead, Bon Iver & Fleet Foxes and dazzled with unique twists on the mainstream such as a melancholy, tripped-out Jackson 5 cover. In 2009, Sonos won the CASA award for Best Pop/Rock song of the year, for that recording of “I Want You Back,” and numerous ACAs (A cappella Community Awards) including Best Group, Album, Song and Vocalist. 

During 2010, Sonos appeared in live session on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Studio 360, KCRW, BBC Americana, Sirius/XM, and countless national stations, as well as at the Sundance Film Festival.  Eager to push the envelope, the group has already collaborated with novelist Margaret Atwood at UCLA Live; with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Co. at the Ford Amphitheater; with Ozomatli and the KCRW soundclash project; with Sara Bareilles onstage at the Orpheum, and with the celebrated “Young at Heart” Chorus.

Following the release of December Songs, Sonos will perform at select cities across the U.S. including the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on December 1.  Further dates to be announced.  They are currently in the studio working on a new album of contemporary originals for release in 2011.

For further information, please contact THINK PRESS:

Monica Hopman / (323) 661-7802 / monica@thinkpress.net
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